By Isaac Waggoner

The 4th of July is right around the corner and much is happening around town. Here is all you need to know about the festivities in Lane County this year.


Old-fashioned family fun and games, pie- and watermelon-eating contests, food, music, and one of the best fireworks shows on the coast launched from a barge in the Siuslaw River to add a dramatic reflection off the water. Also featured will be a bicycle parade down Bay Street. Add synchronized patriotic music and you’ve got yourself a show to remember! Head out of town a little way to the coast for this 4th of July and enjoy the festivities on the beautiful Oregon Coast in Florence. Head to to find out more.


Creswell will be hosting their all-day 4th of July festival with a heaping helping of festivities including a parade, live music, and vendors in the park with an array of talent, food, and crafts. Head to for details.


Springfield Utility Board presents its annual Light of Liberty Celebration for the 4th of July! Come enjoy live music, a plethora of food vendors, all sorts of fun activities for kids, and an explosive fireworks show, of course. This year the main stage features Abbacadabra (an Abba cover band), the Greg Nestler Band, and Jet Harris and His Hotrod Hellcats. Two other stages offer a variety of entertainers. Spectacular fireworks start at 10 p.m. and are synchronized to music. Learn more at the Springfield Utility Board website.


Harrisburg celebrates their 70th consecutive July 4th celebration with a 2-day event starting with a July 3rd, breakfast served by volunteer firefighters. They also have a Firecracker 5K and Kids 400M Fun Run, kids bike decorating contest, pets costume contest, coloring contest, and car hop and cruise in. July 4 starts with breakfast again, followed by flag raising, one of the biggest parades in the State, live music, a boat flag parade on river, food trucks, vendor booths, chicken BBQ, obstacle course, historical readings and much more! Find out the details at on Facebook.

Pleasant Hill

There is a daytime barbecue at the Pleasant Hill Baptist Church, with a bounce house and other kid-friendly entertainment, and a large fireworks display at dusk, which is easily visible from the Pleasant Hill high and elementary school parking lots.


Eugene Pro Rodeo

The Eugene Pro Rodeo is on for the 4th of July weekend! Watch cowboys and cowgirls compete in Roughstock, bareback riding, Saddle Bronc Riding, bull riding, barrel racing, steer wrestling, and roping events. There will be rodeo clowns, carnival food, and beer. On July 4, the rodeo concludes with the largest fireworks show in Lane County. Check out for more info.

Butte to Butte

The Rexius OTC Butte to Butte event includes a 10K Run, 5K Run/ Walk, and 4 Mile Mayor’s Walk. Courses take runners and walkers through the historic streets of Eugene, Oregon. Enjoy a unique road race, rooted in tradition, with a fun finish line location and festival expo at 5th Street Public Market. Check out for details.

Eugene Emeralds Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza

Baseball and fireworks is a 4th of July tradition around here. The Eugene Emeralds Minor League Baseball team will play Tri-City. In honor of the Fourth of July, their Freedom Fireworks Extravaganza will follow the game. Learn more at the Eugene Emeralds website.